Robert Peter Williams , aka Robbie Williams , born February 13, 1974 in Stoke-on-Trent, is a British pop rock singer. He began his career in 1991 as a member of Take That, which he left in 1995 to begin a solo career. He is nowadays one of the major figures of British music, with titles such as Feel, Tripping, Angels and Candy.
Robert Peter Williams' parents divorced when he was only four years old. His father, Peter, is a comedian and works under the pseudonym Peter Conway. He leaves her when he's just a baby and comes back 4 years later. His mother, Jan, is a florist. She will stop working for several years to take care of her son's fledgling career.
It is his mother who cuts an advertisement in the press: a song producer seeks a last recruit to finalize the formation of his group. The young Robbie is contacted to try his luck during the casting. Its playfulness and performance capture the interest of the four members and the producer. That's how Robbie Williams enters the Take That boy band.
Robbie Williams' career began in 1991 with the Take That boy band.